Hawaii Moving Regulations

HAWAII INTRASTATE MOVING RULES AND REGULATIONS

Hawaii’s Public Utilities Commission regulates Hawaii’s local and intra-state household moving.  The moving company is in charge of publishing a tariff and the tariff is filed and regulated by the HPSC.  This tariff outlines all of the services and charges for the movers, and the HPSC holds all movers in the state of Hawaii responsible for following by their published rates, policies, and procedures as set forth by the commission.

A moving company must have a PUC # displayed on the trucks. Local movers can charge an hourly rate or flat rate on the move as long as it is published in their tariff.

One important thing to remember is that you make sure your intrastate mover carries workers compensation insurance and the proper licensing on equipment and vehicles. For any questions on a mover’s tariff, rates and services, you may contact the:

Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
808-586-2020
www.puc.hawaii.gov
465 South King St., Room 103
Honolulu, HI 96813

INTERSTATE MOVES:

For any questions on interstate moves, and finding a licensed mover, you may contact the:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
www.fmcsa.dot.gov
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE
Washington, DC  20590
1-800-832-5660

Protect Your Move (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration)
www.protectyourmove.gov

US Department of Transportation
www.dot.gov
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE
Washington, DC  20590
1-800-877-8339
1-866-377-8642

American Moving & Storage Association
www.moving.org
1611 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA  22314
1-800-849-2672

The following is a list of related moving contacts:

Hawaii Transportation Association
808-833-6628
P.O. Box 30166
808-833-6628
http://www.htahawaii.org/

 

 
State Offices
Office of Consumer Protection
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
345 Kekuanaoa St., Room 12
Hilo, HI 96720-4388
808-933-0910
www.hawaii.gov/dcca

Office of Consumer Protection
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

235 South Beretania St., Room 801
Honolulu, HI 96813-2419
808-586-2630
808-587-3222
www.hawaii.gov/dcca/ocp

Office of Consumer Protection
Dept of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

1063 Lower Main St., Ste C-216
Wailuku, HI 96793
808-984-8244
www.hawaii.gov/dcca/ocp

Banking Authorities
Division of Financial Institutions
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

PO Box 2054
Honolulu, HI 96805
808-586-2820
Toll free: 1-800-274-3141 (Kauai)
Toll free: 984-2400, 6-2820# (Maui)
Toll free: 974-4000, 6-2820# (HI)
www.hawaii.gov/dcca/dfi

Insurance Regulators
Insurance Division
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

PO Box 3614 (Zip: 96811-3614)
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-586-2790
808-586-2799
www.hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/ins

Securities Administrators
Securities Enforcement Branch
Business Registration Division
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

P.O. Box 40
Honolulu, HI 96810
808-586-2744
www.hawaii.gov/dcca

Attorney General of Hawaii
www.hawaii.gov/ag/
425 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI  96813
808-586-1500

Hawaii Chamber of Commerce
www.cochawaii.com
1132 Bishop Street, Suite 402
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-545-4300 fax 808-545-4369

Department of the Attorney General
425 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813 (
Telephone: (808) 586-1500
Fax: (808) 586-1239